Bushfire Waste Fees

At its Ordinary Meeting of 23 March 2020 (reconvened on 6 April 2020), the Council considered a report seeking a fairer charging regime for bushfire related waste payable to Council’s landfill operator at Lithgow Solid Waste Facility. The Council has determined the following fee structure:


  • Bushfire Waste (No Asbestos Contamination) – $97 per tonne (current ‘Mixed waste’ charge)
  • Bushfire Waste (Asbestos Material Only) – $179 per tonne (current ‘Asbestos waste’ charge)
  • Bushfire waste (Soil Contaminated with Asbestos) – $138 per tonne
  • No Charge for uncontaminated residential loads – e.g. Trailer loads (as per Contract)


The proposed fees are on public exhibition for a period of 28 days and will close on 29 May 2020. Any person wishing to make a submission to Council may do so by correspondence to PO Box 19 Lithgow NSW 2790 or by email to council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au. Any submissions received will be taken into consideration for the new fee structure.


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